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“Back Pain & Sciatica” Workshop (full video replay – 12/2/21)

“Back Pain & Sciatica” Workshop (full video replay – 12/2/21)

Earlier this week, I hosted my “Back Pain & Sciatica” Workshop live on Zoom.

And just in case you couldn’t make but wanted to, I recorded the entire presentation! 

The workshop itself focuses on two main categories:

How to figure out the Root Cause of your back pain and/or sciatica
Once you know the cause(s), figuring out the best treatment techniques for lasting pain relief

So, if you’re looking for more in-depth information about back pain and sciatica, this video should be right up your alley. 

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How Poor Sleep Might be Aggravating your Back Pain

How Poor Sleep Might be Aggravating your Back Pain

Back pain is an elusive beast… it can strike at any moment and can often leave us feeling debilitated for weeks, months, or even years if nothing is done about it. In fact, back pain is so widespread it’s now considered one of the most common issues around the globe. What’s truly interesting is that, while so many people suffer from back pain in one form or another, no pain is similar – how about that?

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Inversion Tables! Do they work for Back Pain & Sciatica? And how do I use one? (2 videos)

Inversion Tables! Do they work for Back Pain & Sciatica? And how do I use one? (2 videos)

One of the most common questions I get from our clients with chronic lower back pain, as well as those experiencing sciatica, is whether or not using an inversion table will help ease their pain.

The answer to that question depends largely on one key factor: the Root Cause of their back pain (and/or their sciatic nerve pain).

For example, clients with degenerative types of back pain, such as degenerative disc disease (DDD), degenerative joint disease (DJD) and stenosis tend to do really well with using an inversion table.

That’s because the underlying cause of the pain has to do with too much compression of the spine.

And, when you decompress the spine by using an inversion table, the lower back pain often improves.

Other types of back pain (and nerve root compression) may not respond as positively to inversion.

So how do you know if you should try an inversion table for your back pain (and/or for your sciatic nerve pain)?

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Piriformis Syndrome – What Is It? Plus 3 Simple Piriformis Stretches

Piriformis Syndrome – What Is It? Plus 3 Simple Piriformis Stretches

“Piriformis Syndrome” refers to irritation of your piriformis muscle, which is located deep in your buttocks, beneath larger muscles like your gluteus maximus.

I affectionately refer to this issue as a “pain in the butt”… and for good reason!

That’s because most people with an irritated piriformis muscle explain it as pain localized in one of their buttocks.

However, in addition to localized pain in the buttocks, people with piriformis syndrome can also experience “sciatica” or sciatic nerve pain, which causes pain shooting down the back of the leg.

Today’s blog post features 2 videos about piriformis syndrome…

In the first video, I’ll explain what the piriformis muscle is, how it gets irritated, and how it can cause sciatic nerve pain (aka “sciatica”).

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Why FREE Exercises Don’t Work! (And why I still give them out anyways…)

Why FREE Exercises Don’t Work! (And why I still give them out anyways…)

A lot of people who come to Gordon PT for their physical therapy are looking for lasting, permanent pain relief…

Now, when it comes to lasting pain relief, especially for those people who’ve been dealing with pain for a long time, it’s very rare that any combination of “free exercises” will give them the type of relief they’re looking for…

If that’s the case, then why are so many “experts” offering up free advice and free exercises…?

In fact, I’m one of those “experts”! Why in the world am I offering people FREE exercises, when I know it won’t get them the results they’re looking for?

It almost seems mean, doesn’t it?

But wait! Don’t despair just yet! There’s a very good explanation for all this, I promise you!

In today’s video, I’ll explain 2 things to help you understand what I’m talking about…

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